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  • Snappy Driver Installer icon

    Snappy Driver Installer

    Snappy Driver Installer is an application for installing/updating drivers on PCs running Microsoft Windows using driverpacks or included folders with drivers.

    Open Source Windows

  • SlimDrivers icon

    SlimDrivers

    SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology.

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains adware and possibly other malware as well. Be careful during the installation: http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • DriverPack Solution icon

    DriverPack Solution

    It's a program that runs directly from a DVD and updates the drivers on any desired computer. .

    Open Source Windows

    • Warning Reported bundleware, may contain malware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/27378c5c72ed4f4013c94824a7685bbcfe3c839b56736b2fa47c366413b5aa54/analysis/
    • Bundleware Contains Yandex.Elements and other ad applications.
  • IOBit Driver Booster icon

    IOBit Driver Booster

    Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and installs the right update for you with just one click, saving...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9f885b742973bcb5c221c737de975f7c1ee8d51b35223e06ebaec30297348f50/analysis/1451580953/
  • Driver Easy icon

    Driver Easy

    It scans your computer, tells you what drivers are missing or outdated, then updates them all, in one go. All you have to do is click Update All button, and all drivers will be downloaded and installed automatically.

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • Unknown Device Identifier icon

    Unknown Device Identifier

    Unknown Device Identifier enables identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager. Reports a detailed summary for the manufacturer name, OEM name, device type, device model and the exact name of the unknown...

    Free Windows

  • DriverMax icon

    DriverMax

    DriverMax is a new tool that allows you to download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Just create a free account...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during installation and all updates: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • DriverBackup! icon

    DriverBackup!

    DriverBackup is a lightweight driver-backup tool. The application is portable with a caveat: you'll need administrative privileges for full use. You can opt to backup one or all of your drivers, the backed up files are dumped into...

    Open Source Windows

  • Driver Genius icon

    Driver Genius

    Driver Genius Professional is a professional driver management tool that features both driver management and hardware diagnostics. Driver Genius Professional can backup, restore and update all your drivers in several mouse clicks.

    Commercial Windows

  • DriversCloud.com icon

    DriversCloud.com

    Created in 2004, and continually improved, DriversCloud.com, formerly Ma-Config.com, has established itself on the web as a free service to PC users running Windows and Linux operating systems. The service is designed to work with the...

    Free Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • 3DP Chip icon

    3DP Chip

    Enumerates main hardware (mainboard, processor, sound, network, graphics) and offers driver download from its own database. It offers also custom made drivers for older devices, e.g. ATI Catalyst versions for legacy products.

    Free Windows

  • DUMo icon

    DUMo

    KC Softwares Driver Update Monitor searches for driver updates based on versions it detects in the cloud of users (same method as SUMo).

    Free Windows

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  • Driver Talent icon

    Driver Talent

    Driver Talent is a straightforward and totally free Windows application designed to download and install driver update, backup and restore drivers as necessary, uninstall/remove unused hardware drivers for all users.

    Free Windows

  • Unknown Devices icon

    Unknown Devices

    Unknown Devices helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from it, this program attempts to figure out what the device is. You...

    Free Windows

  • SnailDriver icon

    SnailDriver

    Snail Driver is a free desktop software which allows you to download, to update and to install Windows drivers automatically with one click.

    Free Windows

  • Driver Magician icon

    Driver Magician

    Driver Magician Lite is freeware, it identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your...

    Freemium Windows

  • DriverPacks icon

    DriverPacks

    DriverPacks are collections of drivers intended to be integrated into a Windows installation disc/image (aka slipstreaming). This allows for automated installation of drivers during the installation process. Your (standard) Windows...

    Free Windows

  • Driver Updater icon

    Driver Updater

    Carambis - System utilities which can help you to update drivers for Windows XP and Vista. With test version only scanning, no driver download. Multi-language support. You do not need to waste your time and looking for the new drivers...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Driver Turbo icon

    Driver Turbo

    Driver Turbo was designed to discover a new level of performance technology, detecting all drivers on your PC in seconds and matching them with the latest, most up to date version available. The free version of Driver Turbo...

    Freemium Windows

  • DriverIdentifier icon

    DriverIdentifier

    DriverIdentifier helps you determine the hardware installed on a machine without having to open the case. DirverIdentifier will scan your hardwares using a unique technology. It will indicate the name of the manufacturer, version...

    Freemium Windows

  • Uniblue DriverScanner icon

    Uniblue DriverScanner

    DriverScanner scans your computer to provide a list of drivers that need to be updated. With single click convenience, DriverScanner will then safely install each update on your PC. DriverScanner was developed to provide the...

    Commercial Windows

    • Warning PUP and gives wrong update
  • Carambis Driver Updater icon

    Carambis Driver Updater

    Automatic searching for new drivers, downloading, installing, and updating existing drivers - all these actions could be made in few minutes and using just one program. Fast and powerful Driver Updater will install all the drivers...

    Commercial Windows

  • Driver Reviver icon

    Driver Reviver

    Driver Reviver is an industry leading PC Driver Update utility that will help you update your computer drivers in just a few clicks. Driver Reviver uses one of the largest and most comprehensive Driver libraries available, ensuring...

    Commercial Windows

  • Free Driver Backup icon

    Free Driver Backup

    Free Driver Backup, a device driver backup utility, offers a professional solution for device drivers' backup and restoration in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated...

    Free Windows

    • Warning Multiple malware threats detected: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c1b195792ca7cf4a2fc381b9a5a6dc4622b5d5caa457083ceced32e8cef39e26/analysis/
  • Driver Fusion icon

    Driver Fusion

    Driver Fusion lets you manage and monitor your devices and their drivers as well as automatically update drivers. Optimize your computer and solve problems Driver Fusion is the complete device and driver solution for your PC that...

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • Updatestar Drivers icon

    Updatestar Drivers

    Keep your device drivers up to date 97% of all computer problems are caused by missing, corrupt or outdated device drivers. To solve these problems, you most likely need to download new device drivers. However, not just any driver...

    Commercial Windows

    • Warning Contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/2ea6453ab000e7325bebfd3c40fbdb7495daa1622779de213d4f4e03d812dbf8/analysis/1462730508/
  • Advanced Driver Updater icon

    Advanced Driver Updater

    Advanced driver updater helps to update outdated device drivers in order to improve the overall system performance and application response time.

    Commercial Windows

  • AVG Driver Updater icon

    AVG Driver Updater

    AVG Driver Updater automatically checks 127,000+ drivers to help give you: Less crashing Better graphics Faster browsing Richer audio Less device problems Always up-to-date Our dynamic online driver...

    Commercial Windows

  • Driver Robot icon

    Driver Robot

    Driver Robot has the industry's best hardware detection. It correctly identifies 100% of all consumer hardware devices. If it's in your computer, Driver Robot can see it.

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning This software contains adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a4fa567457dfbecddf89fc9d23605b9bd3b280f53e7cb1f6dca1715b4abae3d7/analysis/1471203859/
  • Free Driver Scout icon

    Free Driver Scout

    Free Driver Scout is free software for updating your installed drivers. Automatic driver scans + user-friendly interface. The top features at a glance 1-click maintenance practical 1-click maintenance to quickly...

    Free Windows Windows RT

    • Warning The installer contains unwanted programs and some antiviruses detect it as malicious. See VirusTotal results: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e65fcf210f2dca53d12c7d9fd626ca49d4164884aac55e9eb33a66a8d10fa0d2/analysis/1419009036/

Device Doctor Comments

Windows 7 ..what I'm noticing

Comment by TBayAreaPat
about Device Doctor Feb 2012

Device Doctor is generally directing me to outdated drivers. It did seem to find 1 that I needed so far. Still trying it.

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A few things:• The installed and portable versions can both ...

Comment by pyronite
about Device Doctor Jun 2011

A few things:
• The installed and portable versions can both be used from a computer without an internet connection (like if Windows can't recognize your network driver). Device Doctor will save a .html file you can open on a computer that has a connection and you can save the drivers from there.

• The portable version is slightly different from the "installed bundle" version. The interface looks the exact same but the installed version enumerates the devices it finds with registry keys (ex: {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}). Both of them found the same number of drivers for my system (25) and from what I can tell they're all the same drivers. This might be useful if you'd rather write down identifying information than transfer an HTML file on a USB stick.

Device Doctor isn't perfect but if you're having problems nailing down the right drivers it's always worth a shot. It's rare to see legitimate direct download driver scans -- many driver programs work like little more than advertisements.

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This would be better with backup and restore function, too ...

Comment by Aerialsky
about Device Doctor Jun 2011

This would be better with backup and restore function, too ^^

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